The case backs of military watches are engraved with the stores reference, which tells us a lot about the individual watch. This particular watch has an engraving which reads 0552/6645-99, to break this down: 0552 refers to an item issued to the Royal Navy, 6645 is the code for a “Time Measuring Instrument” and 99 is the country identifier for the UK. The number below, 5415317 is the serial number of the individual watch. The two digits at the end of the engraving is the year of issue, so 1985 in this case.
The design of these watches was laid out in a Ministry of Defence specification, which detailed such things as the colour of the dial and numerals, the case material and dimensions and so on. These watches make great everyday pieces - they were designed to be robust and hard wearing.
The movement has been fully serviced and the timekeeping is great, as one would expect from a quartz mechanism. The case has been cleaned, but as with all out vintage watches we have left it unpolished. The crystal has been polished and the watch has been fitted with a Nato one-piece nylon strap. The watch comes with our standard 12 month guarantee.
Case diameter: 35.75mm
Case material: stainless steel
Strap width: 18mm
Time keeping: grade A
Please allow a little extra time to receive your order through Black Friday weekend. We aim to have all orders dispatched within 1-2 working days, however shipping companies have advised us that they are experiencing delays of up to 7 days.
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm (GMT), on the same day working day. Where this isn't possible, we will inform you via email as soon as possible.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.
Please allow a little extra time to receive watches with engravings, these may take up to 10 working days.
Shipping guide for watches:
UK: FREE next working day delivery with DPD
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-2 working days
Clocks, straps, bags (unless purchased with a watch):
Free Royal Mail shipping, 5-14 working days (depending on location)
Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare). These delivery times are a guide based on the DPD, Fedex and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.